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Contest and Exhibit

Deadline- March 16, 2020-Postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Photo contestPhoto contest

The GHI is looking for outstanding student photos that tell a compelling story about a global health experience, challenge, or solution. Subject matter can include portraits, landscapes, or any subject that depicts a global health issue. Selected photographs will be included in an exhibit at the Alpert School of Medicine during Global Health Research Day. Winning photographers will receive a cash prize (first place $150, second place $125, third place $100) 

Who can enter? Brown undergraduates, graduate students and medical students can submit photographs taken during a global health field experience in a low- or middle-income country. Photographs can either be taken by the submitting student or feature the submitting student in the photo. The contest is open to all students doing Brown-affiliated fieldwork in the last year.

Submission Information -Photographs must be recent (within the last five years)-Students can submit up to three photographs in JPG format, and should be between 2-3MB in size to ensure high resolution.-Complete the GHI 2020 Photo Contest Form-Students will maintain ownership of their photographs; however, winning photos may be used to promote education, research and service to advance global health at Brown.

Ethical Considerations: When photographing people, we ask that you be respectful of the persons, situations, and communities being photographed and also be mindful of your intent. Any landscape or images where people are indistinct can be included. There cannot be any images where people are clearly shown. Rhode Island privacy laws specify that subjects must give signed permission and understand how their image will be used in order to have their image used by Brown. Given language barriers and other obstacles to obtaining informed consent, we would rather specify that no images of people be exhibited.

Selection Criteria: Photographs will be judged on their technical and artistic merits as well as their ability to convey a global health message. Winners will be selected by a panel of faculty and student judges. 


Global Health Research Day 

Abstract Deadline- March 16, 2020- Postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Global Health Research Day is a forum to showcase research done by a wide variety of Brown students working in global health. 

The Brown Global Health Initiative invites students, residents and fellows from Brown to submit abstracts for presentation at the 10th annual Global Health Research Day to be held on April 14, 2020.  Submitted abstracts should be divided into sections: background, materials and methods, results, and conclusions. The entire abstract should be no more than 500 words.

A $500 award is presented to one student for “Best Global Health Poster", and that student gives a short talk on his/her research. To be eligible for the prize, a student must have participated in a research experience in a lower or middle-income country for a minimum of eight weeks. However, students who have not traveled abroad are still welcome to submit abstracts and present their research.